In a sign of things to come, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has admitted in a candid interview that he has accepted a Real Madrid offer for Arjen Robben.
“Chelsea are not a selling club – I want you to write that down and memorise it.
Chelsea are NOT a selling club.
However, there are times when the offer is too good to pass up.
Arjen Robben gets injured frequently, he dives and gives Chelsea a bad name, he asks for more wages and more playing time, and he’s not going to be better than Ronaldo.
I had thought of getting rid of him when a good offer came along, and Real Madrid made it.
It’s not unreasonable to ask for 40m for Robben – he’s a quality player and we’re making a profit on his sale, maybe more.
Chelsea will use that money to buy 40 young stars and put them in the youth academy. If 5 of those 40 players turn out to be good players, we can put them in the first team.
If they are crap, we can sell them for $2m and make a profit.
This Robben deal will be very profitable for Chelsea.”
“Have you decided on selling out yet?
I like you, and as a sample, I’m sending some Russian Chelsea fans over to your place. Think about my earlier offer. And call me Roman – all my friends do!”
I certainly will, Roman. Thank you again.
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